Prosperity without Growth - Economics for a Finite Planet - by Tim Jackson[Reading report] by Ivon Lalova

2014-03-05

The author is part of the "Alternative Management" third year specialization program in HEC Paris

In the conventional economic thought, continuous economic growth is positively correlated with prosperity. The belief that higher incomes will inevitably deliver a better quality of life, more choices and more fulfilled lives has imposed itself as a dogma. This materialistic consumerism has turned into a social logic that is however detrimental to our environment and social organization. Tim Jackson insists on the fact that we need to build a sustainable economy, one that does not rely on a debt-driven constant consumption and growth, but one that puts human prosperity in its center, allowing people to flourish within the limits of our finite planet.

Quote article  Ivon Lalova, « Prosperity without Growth - Economics for a Finite Planet - by Tim Jackson », 05 march 2014, Alternative Management Observatory (AMO), [Reading report]
http://appli6.hec.fr/amo/Articles/Entry/Item/346.sls

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